Joan van Barneveld

Musician and music producer, Joan Van Barneveld dealt with visual art and music for a long time, detecting both the connections and the interconnections between these two practices. 

The result is an oeuvre that appears open, suspended in a dreamlike state; a work that is always about his experiences but never about himself.

His artistic path is a journey: starting from an intimate dark, a sort of visual interpretation of the black noise in which shapes recalling familiar objects are suspended, he eventually focused on a biting light where figures are floating, as if they cannot be restrained within the boundaries of the canvas.

Nonetheless, the anonymous, even expressionless brushworks remain the main tool he uses to reach that vaporous vibe that ultimately defines his work.